More questions than answers

Thank god for Half Terms! When I was at school I would count down the days until the next school holiday, nothing unusual in that I hear you say, most kids do. Now that my daughters at school I find I do the exact same thing, possibly for similar reasons. Quite frankly I am exhausted.Continue reading “More questions than answers”

Note To Self

I am sorry I treated you so badly and blamed you for “stuff” that was out of your control, it wasn’t your fault. None of it was your fault. I would never dream of treating others the way I have treated you. I am sorry that I hated you. I hated you for struggling theContinue reading “Note To Self”

Why Are We So Hard On Ourselves?

Embarrassed Ashamed Guilt Judged Alone A Burden Weak Self-critical Failure These are just some of the feelings I have felt towards my Mental Health, and towards myself. After all, I am 40 years old, I should have had everything sussed out a long time ago. I am an adult, an adult shouldn’t react to situationsContinue reading “Why Are We So Hard On Ourselves?”

Behind the Scenes

The side of Mental Illness people don’t see Anxiety is so much more than just feeling Anxious, Depression is more than just experiencing a low mood. Most people only see what they want to see, they don’t see the harsh ugly truth of what it’s like to have a Mental Illness and they rarely ask.Continue reading “Behind the Scenes”

Who Am I?

I am trying so hard to overcome my Anxiety, but as daft as this may sound, I am scared. There was never a before Anxiety and After to make a comparison, it has just always been there, since I was a very young child and I don’t know who I am without it. I believeContinue reading “Who Am I?”

The Rules We Live By

What Rules Do You Have? Wearing certain styles of clothes or avoiding certain colours so you don’t stand out perhaps. Maybe its arriving at an event early so you are not the last one to enter the room or so you can plan your escape if you need to leave. I didn’t realise I hadContinue reading “The Rules We Live By”

Unanswered Questions

I don’t always have the answers to my daughters questions; take today’s question for example, “Mum, is a Candy Cane Red with White strips or is it White with Red strips”. I can honestly say its not something I have ever thought about before, I just took it that it was red and white strips.Continue reading “Unanswered Questions”

No One Will Believe You

There is something to be said about remaining anonymous, it gives you a sense of safety from being judged by the people around you, yet at the same time it gives you a platform to share your thoughts and how you feel. In a weird sort of way, blogging gives you a sense of belongingContinue reading “No One Will Believe You”

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